The Townsville Local Marine Advisory Committee (LMAC) covers coastal and inland area extending from Balgal Beach in the north to Haughton River in the south and includes the city of Townsville (with its northern beach suburbs and Magnetic Island) and Palm Island.

Regional Focus

Townsville is the primary administrative and industrial centre of North Queensland and has an international reputation for marine research and management. It boasts the Centre of Excellence for Marine Research at James Cook University, Museum of Tropical Queensland, Australian Institute of Marine Science and the head office of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

The manufacturing and public administration sectors provide the strong contributions to the economy. Major industries include beef processing, grazing, and mineral refining. Population and development continue to grow. The strong defence presence in the city supports the development and population growth within the region. Defence, education, and other government personnel, make up a large percentage of the Townsville workforce.

Local Marine Advisory Committee members

Vern VeitchChair
Gemma Molinaro Secretary
Nakita Thackway 
Richard Braley 
Jon Day 
Kezia Drane 
Traceylee Forester 
Arthur Kudla 
Melinda Louden 
Christopher Manning 
Sharon Marks 
Nadine Marshall 
Tarquin Moon 
Adam Smith  
David Stewart 
Geoff Collins 

More information

For further information please contact:Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
PO Box 1379
Tel:(07) 4750 0700